- Ohio State offered Nick Ruffin, Mattrell McGraw & Dewayne Hendrix
- Michigan State offered Garrett Dickerson
- Florida offered George Brown Jr. & Drew Richmond
- Akron & Kent State offered George Brown Jr.
- Syracuse offered Mikale Wilbon
- Oklahoma State offered Brandon Harris
- Kyler Murray unofficially visits Texas A&M
- Coach K from Duke conducting in-home visit with Tyus Jones. Thad Matta will be conducting an in-home visit with Jones on Saturday
- Coach Donovan from Florida will visit Jaquan Lyle today
- Coach Matta visited Jahlil Okafor
- Mike Weber plans on visiting Notre Dame & Northwestern this weekend
BN $ - Lattimore And Family Take OSU In '14 OH ATH Marshon Lattimore
- Says this visit was more for his parents to see OSU...has only been to Ohio State (might go to the spring game) and Louisville so far and wants to see Michigan and Tennessee.
ESPN $ - Big Watch List WR ready for OSU visit '14 MI WR Drake Harris
- Excited for his visit tomorrow & likes Ohio State a lot.
BN $ - Meyer Makes Offer Official Friday '14 LA S Mattrell McGraw
- Coach Withers extended the offer over the phone around 1pm EST. Plans to talk to Coach Meyer tomorrow. Has at least 30 offers. Said this was the first time he has spoken with Ohio State. Ohio State recruiting him for corner and safety. Wants to visit in the summer and a possible official visit. No leader, expects to trim list sometime in summer.
BN $ - The Latest on Petera Wilson '14 TN LB Petera Wilson
- Recaps his visit to Ole Miss last weekend. Isn't close to having a leader, let alone a top group. His mom likes Alabama.
BN $ - OSU Makes Quick Move On Hendrix '14 IL DE Dewayne Hendrix
- Just began communications with Ohio State this week. Hendrix is excited about the opportunity. Visiting Tennessee for the Spring Game, and USC in August. No timetable for a decision.
Updated Visitor List
2014 OL James McHale (Dunmore, PA)
'14 WR Drake Harris (Grand Rapids, MI)
'14 TE Daniel Helm (Chatham, IL)
April 13th-14th (Spring Game)
'14 WR Austin Roberts (Carmel, IN)
'14 WR Derek Kief (Cincinnati, OH)
'14 OL Kyle Trout (Lancaster, OH)
'14 OL Marcelys Jones (Cleveland, OH)
'14 DE Dylan Thompson (Montini, IL)
'14 LB Kyle Berger (Cleveland, OH) tentative
'14 DB Damon Webb (Detroit, MI)
'14 ATH Lonnie Johnson (Gary, IN)
'14 ATH Marshon Lattimore (Cleveland, OH) tentative
'15 WR Cameron Green (Lincolnshire, IL)
'15 ATH Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, OH) will make it if bball game is canceled
'16 WR Cameron Chambers (Philadelphia, PA)
'14 WR Mark Andrews (Scottsdale, AZ)
'14 WR Dallis Todd (La Marida, CA)
'14 OL Demetrius Knox (Fort Worth, TX) tentative
'14 RB Dravon Henry (Aliquippa, PA)
November 23rd (Indiana)
'14 JUCO OL Chad Mavety (East Garden City, NY) - official
'14 JUCO OL Jermaine Eluemunor (Scranton, PA) - official/tentative
Newly Offered: '14 GA DB Nick Ruffin Junior Highlights (hudl)
Newly Offered: '14 LA S Mattrell McGraw Junior Highlights
Newly Offered: '14 IL DE Dewayne Hendrix Junior Highlights (hudl)
We check in with OL James McHale, plus updates on Jamarco Jones, Chad Mavety, and more.
Ohio State's recruiting drive is reaching a never fever pitch. With two commits in the last two weeks, it's hard not to openly wonder who's next. Some whispers around our neck of the woods (as well as some of the other key players in the OSU recruiting scene) suggest '14 WR Derek Kief could be on deck. Kief, a lanky 6-5 197 pound wide receiver from the Cincinnati area, might be looking to cap Ohio State's high impact weekend in the region by pledging to make the trek north to play his college ball in Columbus. Kief grades out as the 190th best player in the 247Composite rankings, the 21st best receiver in the class, and the 8th best player in the state of Ohio. Keep your eyes peeled for a possible commit this weekend.
Another player who's commitment isn't likely to be coming quite as quickly but could very well wind up a Buckeye when everything's said and done is 4-star OT Jamarco Jones. His coach told 247Sports that Jones favors Ohio State amongst some 30+ offers and could make things official come either May or June. With Kyle Trout and Marcelys Jones already in the fold, adding Jones would make offensive line coach Ed Warinner's depth issues a thing of the past come the season after next.
Torrance Gibson, a 2015 quarterback prospect from Florida, has snagged an early Ohio State offer from Urban Meyer Meyer. Check out what he has to say about Ohio State, his recruitment, and much more.
Considering how selective Ohio State's coaching staff has been with issuing scholarship offers to quarterbacks in the 2014 class, it is extremely impressive that sophomore Torrance Gibson already holds an offer from the Buckeyes. Gibson hails from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida and is considered a "dual-threat quarterback" by most major recruiting websites. Even this early in the recruiting process, Gibson has garnered offers from Boston College, Notre Dame, Clemson, Miami, and Ohio State.
According to MaxPreps.com, Gibson accumulated 271 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, an overall quarterback rating of 116, 227 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 17 total tackles, and 2 interceptions while playing as a sophomore at the elite varsity level during the 2012-2013 season. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what Gibson will do this upcoming year, again at the varsity level. Being one of two 2015 quarterbacks with early Ohio State offers (the other being Texas' Kyler Murray), Buckeye nation should keep an eye on his recruitment and progression as an athlete. Hear from Torrance here, as he gives further detail on his game, his recruitment, and his Buckeye interest:
(Editor’s Note: John McCallister is a long-time football scout and friend of the-Ozone. He is a former high school football coach and English teacher who has worked to provide the best information on Ohio's top high school football prospects since 1989.)
There is always something to do with my scouting service. Right now, I am working on list of members of the Ohio Class of 2014.
The format is the same as last year's class. No heights, weights, 40 times, or grade point averages. Those types of information are usually so unreliable. Not necessary now. My plan is to get some recognition for deserving prospects who are among the best in the state of Ohio for this upcoming class.
My blog readers need not respond, because I am just thinking out loud. I’m just going to list some prospects who hopefully belong on my list. From what I have seen, they should be on my complete list of 170 players and I hope I don’t omit any of these talented kids.
Lake Braddock QB Caleb Henderson packs his bags (washington post)
It will be quite a busy next several days for Lake Braddock junior quarterback Caleb Henderson. His dad, Eric, said earlier this week that they play to visit North Carolina on Wednesday, Virginia Tech on Friday, Tennessee on Saturday and perhaps Georgia on Sunday or Monday.
Henderson picked up his latest offer last week from Boston College.
“He’s been on the road a lot and doing a lot of combines and a lot of training, too,” said Eric Henderson, dean of students at Lake Braddock and the football team’s defensive coordinator. “He’s been a busy kid. He’s tired. We’ve tried to cycle back on the training just so he could catch his breath.”
Henderson works out with outside quarterback coaches a couple of times a week. He has a trainer in Maryland and also a speed coach, and Lake Braddock is using some of its “green days,” when the team can practice out of season.